Go in peace, Martin. I love you.

Martin David Milstead, my oldest child, died yesterday afternoon from a terrible blood disorder.

May my son feel no more pain. May he be rejoined with his mother, his grandparents, and his great-grandfather whom he loved so dearly. May he know, through God’s infinite love and caring, how deeply he will be missed.

Born December 19, 1986 at Norman, Oklahoma; died September 13, 2017 at Lubbock, Texas.